Monday, July 9, 2012

Today's Top 10 Piggy Banks

piggy bank made of cardboard

Got some spare change? If you're looking for a place to stash the coins when you get home, a piggy bank can be a fun answer. (Of course, something as simple as a spare coffee mug can work just fine, too.) Londji makes this piggy bank from recycled cardboard! You can find it at Wannekes and at Hus & Hem. [via swissmiss] Update on A[ril 17, 2019: I'm no longer finding this product anywhere.

felt coin bank shaped like an elephant

And here's another piggy bank — OK, an elephant — made from an unusual material: felt. This one comes to us from Én Gry & Sif; you can purchase it from Clockwork Mouse or And yes, it has "a zipped opening to take the coins out." Update on April 17, 2019: website has disappeared and I'm no longer finding this for sale anywhere.

elephant-shaped piggy bank

Staying with elephants, let's admire the Moneyphant from Georg Jensen. You can buy directly from Georg Jensen, or from the Finnish Design Shop. [via Switched On Set]

wood bank shaped like an elephant, with a little girl

Pearhead has a series of "fun friends" wood banks, including an elephant, a giraffe, an alligator, a bird, a whale, a bunny and a pig.

stoneware piggy bank

Want a real piggy bank? Here's a lovely stoneware piggy bank by Sandra McKenzie, sold by Sawbridge Studio. [via Apartment Therapy] Update on April 17, 2019: Sawbridge Studio no longer has any of her products.

money box shaped like a badger

Quail Ceramics makes quite a range of money boxes, some of which you can buy through Liberty. There's a pig, of course — but also three different cats, a guinea pig and a badger.

coin bank shaped like a house

Of course, a coin bank doesn't have to be shaped like an animal. Zach Medler makes coin banks shaped like houses.

money boxes shaped like cupcakes
money boxes shaped like ladybugs - and a turtle

And the Cupcake Lady makes money boxes shaped like cupcakes, of course — as well slices of pie, penguins, ladybugs, turtles and much more. Update on Oct. 17, 2014: I'm no longer finding the Cupcake Lady.

hen-shaped soft toy money box

And let's end with one more animal, because the Ophélie money box from Lilliputiens makes me grin. Update on April 17, 2019: I'm no longer seeing this money box at Lilliputiens, but the Wolf Nicolas money box is also quite nice!

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Jeri Dansky said...

A reader sent an email suggesting I also list the Harry Allen pig bank, which you can find at Design Public and a number of other online stores. I didn't include this one in any of my posts because it's just not my taste - but many people do like it, and maybe you will, too.

Janet Barclay said...

So fun! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I like the elegance of the Moneyphant. A house-shaped bank would be fun for someone who is saving to buy their first house or for a renovation project!